OBITUARY

Frank Dominic Marrara Sr.

September 14, 1929February 8, 2019
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Mr. Frank Dominic Marrara, Sr., 89, a native of Long Island, NY and a resident of Jamestown, NC for the last 20 years, passed away on Friday February 8, 2019 at the Hospice Home at High Point. He was born September 14, 1929 in Manhattan, New York, the youngest of 9 siblings of the late Dominic and Rosina Marrara. Frank was a mechanical engineer with John Chattilon and Sons and retiring from Northrup-Grumman in NY where he worked in the aerospace program. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War where he served as a member of the Army Signal Corps. He was a devoted parishioner of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Frank was married for 56 years to Maria Mariano Marrara until she passed away on January 31, 2011. Frank was the loving father, grandfather and great grandfather of 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Surviving are his daughters, Roseanne Murphy and husband Douglas of Plymouth, MA, Constance M. Murphy and husband Ronald of Jamestown, NC; and son, Frank D. Marrara, Jr. and wife Rosanne of Jamestown, NC. He was beloved by his large extended family, especially his brother In law and sister in law, Leonard and Doris Mariano of Franklin Square, NY and his many nieces and nephews. The family will receive those wishing to offer their condolences on Saturday February 16, 2019 at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 4145 Johnson St. High Point, NC 27265 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will follow officiated by the Reverend Thomas P. Norris OSFS. Entombment will then follow at Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Frank’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215 or to the Hospice of the Piedmont 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 16, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Entombment with Military Honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard
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Frank Dominic Marrara Sr.

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Gaeta Calarco Parente

February 12, 2019

Dear Uncle Frankie Marrara,
Your are my last uncle to be welcomed into Jesus’s warm, loving Arms. You follow your 3 brothers, and 3 sisters, and are now a complete family, in your new home in Heaven. Are you all singing Gods praises together?
Even though you were orphaned at a very young age, those same brothers, and sisters lovingly raised you, so that no strangers had to. You are a man who loved God and was a fine practicing Catholic. You loved your family, with unending love for you deceased wife, Mary, who was ill for so many years, your wonderful 3 children, your numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren. You loved your Country, as a 1st generation American, from parents who immigrated to the USA, after a devastating earthquake destroyed their town, in Podargoni, Calabria, Italy, in 1908; here you served in WWII, in the Army. You had schooling that provided you with a fine job, and you did well in it.
You were always a fine, galant gentleman, a fine citizen who never got into trouble, because love always surrounded you, and in return that’s what you gave back to God, family, and Country.
Goodby for now, dear Uncle, see you soon in Heaven. ❤️✝️❤️
Love, from your niece,
Gaeta Marrara Calarco Parente






MARY LA FAVE

February 9, 2019

My first memory of my wonderful Uncle Frankie was his visit after his return from the Korean war. I was about 6 years old. He fell in love with Aunt Mary and their wedding was awesome. They had Baked Alaska and I remember the waiters walking in. Awesome to see as a child. Uncle Frankie and Aunt Mary had a close loving marriage and I remember when each of my cousins were born. I loved the whole family. They iived down the block from me in Franklin Square and we all got very close. He moved to NC and was a loving Dad and Grandpa. He nursed and stood by Aunt Mary's side as her health failed. He wanted to be with her again and now he is. Uncle Frankie was an example of what a Husband, Dad and Grandparent should be. I love you Uncle Frankie and you will always be in my heart.

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Biography

Mr. Frank Dominic Marrara, Sr., 89, a native of Long Island, NY and a resident of Jamestown, NC for the last 20 years, passed away on Friday February 8, 2019 at the Hospice Home at High Point. He was born September 14, 1929 in Manhattan, New York, the youngest of 9 siblings of the late Dominic and Rosina Marrara.
Frank was a mechanical engineer with John Chattilon and Sons and retiring from Northrup-Grumman in NY where he worked in the aerospace program. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War where he served as a member of the Army Signal Corps. He was a devoted parishioner of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Frank was married for 56 years to Maria Mariano Marrara until she passed away on January 31, 2011.
Frank was the loving father, grandfather and great grandfather of 3 children, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Surviving are his daughters, Roseanne Murphy and husband Douglas of Plymouth, MA, Constance M. Murphy and husband Ronald of Jamestown, NC; and son, Frank D. Marrara, Jr. and wife Rosanne of Jamestown, NC. He was beloved by his large extended family, especially his brother In law and sister in law, Leonard and Doris Mariano of Franklin Square, NY and his many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive those wishing to offer their condolences on Saturday February 16, 2019 at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church 4145 Johnson St. High Point, NC 27265 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A mass of Christian Burial will follow officiated by the Reverend Thomas P. Norris OSFS. Entombment will then follow at Guilford Memorial Park Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Frank’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215 or to the Hospice of the Piedmont 1801 Westchester Dr. High Point, NC 27262.